*** The North Rosedale website was last updated on June 22, 2016 with new information ***

July Board Meeting Date Change

The July 19th Board Meeting date has changed! The new meeting will now be held on July 20th, same time and same location.

July Community Newsletter

The July community newsletter is now available! Please click here for the latest community-related updates.

ESL Class Registration

An ESL class is offered in Rosedale Clubhouse from 10-11:30 AM every Monday and Friday except the 3rd Monday of each month, when the Clubhouse has monthly steam cleaning.  This is a no-fee class for Rosedale residents only.  

To register or obtain more information please contact Fong-Fong Chu, PhD, Rosedale ESL Class Coordinator, at

List of current resident tutors:

  • Fong-Fong Chu, PhD
  • R. Steven Esworthy, PhD
  • Lucy Lu

The KPPM Connection

The KPPM Connection is an online tool that offers enhanced homeowner services.  

Using the portal, you can:

  • Make Online Payments
  • View Current and Previous Statements and Billing Inserts
  • Print Account History Reports
  • Update Enhanced Email Notification Features

Please click here to visit The KPPM Connection! Please log in using your account online email address and password. If you have not registered, please have your billing statement available to enter in the required information. If you need assistance, please contact Customer Care at (949) 833-2600 or

For even more convenience, we offer an ACH program in which your monthly assessment payments are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. You will no longer have to remember when to pay your payment, write a check, or pay for any more postage! To sign up, please check here to download the ACH form.

Canyon City Foundation

Find out what Canyon City Foundation does and how you can get involved. The Canyon City Foundation provides funding for innovative programs that directly serve the community of Azusa. Click here to learn more.

Legal Counsel Responds to Inquiries about Operating Equity and Prorating the Monthly Assessment

New common interest developments (“CIDs”) in California are required to get approval from the California Department of Real Estate (the “DRE”), as well as the City or County, before homes can be sold.  The DRE’s role is to act as a consumer protection agency to protect the home purchasers in the new development, and to encourage the success of the development for the benefit of those purchasers. 

In the beginning of a CID, the association typically is not well funded.  As a CID ages, its reserves build up making it better able to address revenue shortfalls and unanticipated expenses.  Moreover, the conveyance of common area to the CID is often deferred until the later phases of a development so that the maintenance expense of these areas can be spread over a larger number of owners.

One of the main ways that the DRE protects home buyers in new communities is by requiring that the developer of any new development present a proposed budget to the DRE for approval.  In order to ensure adequate funding in new forming CIDs, the DRE bases its budgetary assumptions on very conservative estimates.  Simply put, the DRE budgets generally assume that expenses will rise quickly and that incoming assessment revenues will develop slowly.  Thus, it is quite often the case that new developments will gradually develop a “surplus” of assessment revenues.

At some point in the early life of a CID, the association will reach a point where it goes off of the DRE budget and instead adopts a budget based upon its actual assessment revenues. At this point, the Association will take a look at any assessment surplus to determine the best way to deplete the surplus so that incoming assessments more closely reflect the actual budget expenditures.  Generally, adjustments are not made until all portions of the common area are transferred to the CID and the Association has at least a year of history relating to the actual expenses to maintain the area because it is not until then that the Association has enough information to make a reasonable projection of what its expenses will be in the coming year.  In short, as fiduciaries, the Board should be conservative in the depletion of any perceived “surplus” to avoid a situation where it is not adequately prepared to fund its obligations in the future.  The longer the history of actual expenses, the better postured the Board will be to anticipate its long term needs.

There are several ways to address an assessment surplus.  Some of the most common ways that a CID will adjust its surplus is to:

            (1) Transfer surplus funds to address reserve shortfalls;

            (2) Abate assessments for a period of time (e.g. abate 1 to 3 months);

            (3) Lower the rate of assessments (e.g. from $200 per month to $185).

Whatever the method, the Association is obliged to treat all members equally.  I am often asked whether the Association can simply refund assessments.  While there is nothing specific in the law that forbids it, I do not recommend this practice.  First, because all members must be treated equally, a refund would require the CID to refund overpayments to delinquent owners.  The delinquent owner similarly benefits from an abatement of assessments, but that is far preferable to sending a delinquent owner a check.

Moreover, I am often asked whether the Association can provide a refund or abate assessments on a prorated basis.  The requirement to treat all owners uniformly prevents this.  More specifically, Section 6.5 of the Association’s CC&Rs provides as follows:

“6.5  Uniform Rate of Assessment.  All Regular Assessments, Capital Improvement Assessments, Special Assessments …, Special Benefit Area Assessments and Reconstruction Assessments (except as otherwise provided herein) shall be fixed at a uniform rate for all Lots subject thereto.”

In short, the Association only has the authority to levy assessments at a “uniform rate”, and that restriction applies to abatement of assessments as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanean Gillespie at (877) 577-6462 ext. 288 or

Rosedale Community Tour Guide

Rosedale is a beautiful master-planned community with several parks and amenities for community members to enjoy. Please click here for a map of the community. For a detailed street map, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeanean Gillespie at (877) 577-6462 ext. 288 or

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New Users:

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